Saturday, 25 May 2013

Jolla's new HQ is Nokia's old Maemo/MeeGo R&D centre

Tiny but interesting little snippet of news, Jolla's new Ruoholahti headquarters in Helsinki are in the same building Nokia used as its Maemo/MeeGo research centre until it abandoned the platform.

It seems that Jolla is becoming more and more like a parallel universe Nokia that stuck with MeeGo instead of switching to Windows Phone.

Here's a news report about Nokia abandoning the research centre in 2012:'s a report about Jolla moving into the same building in 2013:

...and here's the Finnish media coverage of the new headquarters (in case you're wondering why some people are sitting on the floor, they'd started work before the furniture arrived!):